16 AUGUST 1957, Page 23

The Brave Bad Girls. By Thomas B. Dewey. (Boardman, 10s.

6d.) Immensely complicated, tough, tense tale—with twists—about cops, crooks, private eyes, and bosomy blondes in Chicago, by one of the best of all contemporary crime-writers at conveying just what it's like to be wire-tapped, framed, and roughed-up a little by the law.